Courtesy of Janus Films

Screening & Live Event
Tokyo Olympiad

Part of 'Scope Docs: The Wild World in Widescreen
Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With introduction by guest curator Jason Kohn

Dir. Kon Ichikawa. 1965, 170 mins. Restored DCP courtesy of Janus Films. Commissioned by the Japanese Olympic Committee to tout Japan’s triumphant return to the world stage, this groundbreaking document of the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games became something more than state propaganda under Kon Ichikawa’s devotional direction: a vast yet human-scaled vision of physical grace and competitive spirit. Armed with a one hundred-strong phalanx of cameras under the command of the great Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu, Floating Weeds), Ichikawa fashioned a work of microscopic precision and near perfect proportions, where the epic always leaves space for the intimate.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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